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The 453 group of parishes takes in the 5 villages along the A453, Barton-in-Fabis, Gotham, Kingston-on-Soar, Ratcliffe-on-Soar, and Thrumpton.

To see where we are and to get directions to come by car, click on the map of the village below and you will be taken to the Google Maps website.

Parking at all our churches is on the main road and they are all accessible by disabled users. There are a couple of steps at the entrance of the churches in Barton, Kingston and Ratcliffe, but ramps are available. Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) are very welcome.

Each church has stained glass (except Ratcliffe) and an organ. Bibles, large print hymn books and guidebooks are available in each of the churches.

By Train: All our churches are only a short taxi ride from East Midlands Parkway train station.
By Plane: We are only 7 miles (approximately) from East Midlands Airport.

St George, Barton-in-Fabis …

External link: To Google Map of St George, Barton-in-Fabis
St George
Manor Road, Barton-in-Fabis, NG11 0AA
 (external link)

The church of St George is a Grade 1 listed building which is open every day from 9:00am to 5:00pm. On the 2nd Tuesday of the month tea and cake is available in church. For access at other times please get in touch.

Please note: There are no toilets in the church, but you can use the Village Hall across the road from the church.

By Car: We are approximately 7 miles from Junction 24 of the M1 motorway, and 8 miles from the centre of Nottingham. Get directions to St George’s, Barton-in-Fabis (external link).
By Bus: Route 65 (View the bus timetable) (external link). Please note: there is no bus service on a Sunday.

Barton has it’s own village website.


St Lawrence, Gotham …

External link: To Google Map of St Lawrence, Gotham
St Lawrence
Leake Road, Gotham, NG11 0HW
 (external link)

The church of St Lawrence is a Grade 1 listed building which is open every Saturday from 10:00am to 12:00pm. For access at other times please get in touch.

There is easy wheelchair access into the church and the toilet, which includes baby changing facilities. We also have a loop system for the hard of hearing.

We have a weekly Sunday Club for children aged 4 to 12 years old in the Church Hall opposite the church. The church was re-ordered in 2010 with flexible seating and a servery allowing us to hold regular concerts and events.

By Car: We are approximately 7 miles from Junction 24 of the M1 motorway, and 8 miles from the centre of Nottingham. Get directions to St Lawrence, Gotham (external link).
By Bus: The ‘Number One’ bus (NCT1) stops on Leake Road and it is a couple of minutes walk from there to the church. View the bus timetable (external link).

Gotham has it’s own village website.


St Winifred, Kingston-on-Soar …

External link: To Google Map of St Winifred, Kingston-on-Soar
St Winifred
The Green, Kingston-on-Soar, NG11 0DA
 (external link)

The church of St Winifred is a Grade 1 listed building which is open every day from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Please note: There are no toilets in the church, but you can use the Village Hall across the road from the church.

By Car: We are approximately 4 miles from Junction 24 of the M1 motorway, and 11 miles from the centre of Nottingham. Get directions to St Winifred’s Kingston-on-Soar (external link).
By Bus: Route 65 (View the bus timetable) (external link). Please note: there is no bus service on a Sunday.

Kingston has it’s own village website.


Holy Trinity, Ratcliffe-on-Soar …

External link: To Google Map of Holy Trinity, Ratcliffe-on-Soar
Holy Trinity
Main Street, Ratcliffe-on-Soar, NG11 0EB
 (external link)

The church of Holy Trinity is a Grade 1 listed building which is open every day from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Please note: There are no toilets in the church, and the church does not have any heating either, so please do wrap up warm in the winter months.

By Car: We are approximately 4 miles from Junction 24 of the M1 motorway, and 10 miles from the centre of Nottingham. Get directions to Holy Trinity Ratcliffe-on-Soar (external link).
By Bus: Route 65 (View the bus timetable) (external link). Please note: there is no bus service on a Sunday.
By Boat: Redhill Marina is in our parish and only minutes away from the church.


All Saints, Thrumpton …

External link: To Google Map of All Saints, Thrumpton
All Saints
Church Lane, Thrumpton, NG11 0AX
 (external link)

The church of All Saints is a Grade 2* listed building which is open every Saturday from 9:30am to 12:30pm, and every Wednesday evening from 7:30pm to 9:00pm during bell ringing practice. For access at other times please get in touch. Other open times may also be posted on the village website.

There is easy wheelchair access into the church. We also have a loop system for the hard of hearing.

Please note: There are no toilets in the church, but you can use the Village Hall near to the church.

By Car: We are approximately 6 miles from Junction 24 of the M1 motorway, and 9 miles from the centre of Nottingham. Get directions to All Saints’ Thrumpton (external link).
By Bus: Route 65 (View the bus timetable) (external link). Please note: there is no bus service on a Sunday.

Thrumpton has it’s own village website.